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Guestbook, 1924-1970

Identifier: PR6019.O9-J6931 1924

Content Description

Guest and scrapbook of Herbert and Suzanne Hughes who required their guests who attended their musical parties in Chelsea to sign. The book contains autographs, playbills, invitations, clippings, letters and a manuscript poem written by Herbert Hughes in honor of Fred P. Hughes' 75th birthday. Material present dates from March 1924 to September 1970.;The entry for Saint Patrick's Day

The entry for Saint Patrick's Day, 1932, is for a performance of Herbert Hughes' work The Joyce Book. Guest signatures include James, Nora and Lucia Joyce (Aug 5, 1930; May 3 & 17, 1931; and Jun 7, 1931); John McCormack; Sean O'Casey; Myra Hess; Paul Robeson; Cecil Gray; John Ireland; Padraic Colum; C.K. Ogden; Sean O'Faolain and many, many others. Also included are several letters from Alexander Campbell Mackenze and Lilian Baylis, amongst others.


  • 1924 - 1970



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Use and Copyright

This material is owned by the University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections. Unpublished manuscripts are under copyright. Therefore, permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from both the repository and the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Herbert Hughes was an Irish composer and music critic. He is best known for his work on updating Irish traditional tunes.


1 item : Signatures 76 pages Clippings and mementos 23 items Letters 8 items ; 20.5 x 26 cm

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Call Number

PR6019.O9 J6931 1924 Ovrsz

Condition Description

Cover is damaged, but the pages are in fair-good condition.

Guestbook, 1924-1970
Marc Carlson
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Repository Details

Part of the The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library, Department of Special Collections & University Archives Repository

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